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Whether it is preserving the flora or the fauna, Oman is determined that progress shall not destroy its unique environment. The Sultanate has shown itself to be forward thinking in terms of its concerns about conservation and the … Continue reading
The Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), a division of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), chose the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, to launch new data on the Middle East and African wellness tourism markets. Wellness tourism is defined as … Continue reading
Straddling two continents, Europe and Asia, Turkey has much to offer its visitors: unique historical and archaeological sites, a varied and beautiful landscape, a steadily improving hotel and tourist infrastructure and a well established tradition of hospitality at competitive prices. … Continue reading
Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), a division of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), chose the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, to launch new data on the Middle East and African wellness tourism markets.
Designed to become one of Dubai’s dining hotspots, The Langham will offer guests a variety of restaurants and bars, most with al fresco waterside dining. Heading the culinary options will be The Palm Court, an elegant lounge modelled on its namesake in The Langham in London, as well as a Japanese restaurant, a waterfront seafood outlet, a niche breakfast room, an Arabic /Italian fusion café, an all day restaurant featuring international buffet and à la carte selections, a beach restaurant and a juice bar offering all day light snacks and refreshments. The resort will also have a Club Lounge offering complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day and a dedicated concierge service.
Ending on a happy note, SNCF, hopes to relaunch the Orient Express service once more within five years carrying 150 passengers initially running between Paris and Vienna. Getting the legendary trainline back on track but fitted out with modern furnishing and fixtures would brand the Orient Express as a byword for what it hopes will set a new standard for luxury travel.
Transport around Bizerte is cheap and plentiful. A taxi, or ‘louage;’ as they are known locally, can be hired from around the equivalent $1 per journey.
From exploring the frankincense trail to experiencing one of the many golfing adventures on offer, the Sultanate of Oman offers a plethora of tourist attractions as well as potential relocation solutions for those seeking lifestyle changes.
Another exciting green destination is Masdar city, which can be visited daily, a city designed to rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources, with zero-waste. It initially aims to be a sustainable zero-carbon car free city and is already well on track to achieving its aims.
To add another dimension to what we have come to expect from Petra, there are several different experiences to be had. The Rock Camp set deep in the hills offers a night under canvas where the depth of the night sky is magical and one seems to step back to Nabatean times, sleeping amongst the spectacular rock formations, is a wonderful addition to the Petra experience and if cookery is your interest, there is a restaurant in Petra with a difference, in order to eat, you must first cook your own food at the Petra Kitchen. Under the watchful eye of several experienced chefs, diners prepare – under instruction – local dishes including lentil soup, flavoured with cumin and served with lemon slices; Bedouin pizza and makhlouba (upside down chicken and cauliflower rice dish). Preparation of the local dishes is enhanced by explanations about Jordanian customs, including how and why the dishes have become firm national favourites. Despite all the cooks’ best efforts, there were mounds of food left at the end of the evening, which was taken, that night, and distributed at Syrian refugee camps near Amman, yet another expression of the warmth and seemingly inexhaustible generosity of the Jordanian people.